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Take Your Training to the Next Level Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement and the Art of Communication.

 

Take Your Training to the Next Level Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement and the Art of Communication.

Ready to dive into the art and science of reward-based training?

Hi, I’m Sarah.  I’m a dog trainer, owner of HotDogs (because all dogs love hotdogs, right?), dog mum and Obedience competitor, dreadful cook (unless it’s dog food), book-a-holic, and lover of chocolate.

 I teach enthusiastic dog owners the Art and Science of Rewards so they can take their training to new heights. 

 If you want to use the most up-to-date, dog friendly training methods available to educate your dog – or gain that competitive edge in a dog sport, you’re in the right place!

I love teaching dog owners how to train their dogs… especially when it results in feedback like this…

Gretel is in season and went for her first blood test today. The vets’ waiting room was full of dogs and she face-planted into a strange dog in the doorway – no reaction at all to anything. 

She stood on the vet’s table perfectly with no reaction or stress and had blood taken from her jugular with only a nurse holding her head up and no muzzle.  You gave us the tools to navigate our way to sanity!

Jo I. and Gretal

Want to know what makes your dog tick? 

Find out what makes your dog do the things they do.  No matter what your dog’s current level of education, if you understand how they learn you’re ahead of the training game.

 Checkout the FREE mini ecourse, How Dogs Learn

Sarah helped us train Tui, our energetic collie/lab puppy. Tui is a handful, but such a smart girl and without Sarah’s guidance I don’t think we could have successfully helped her learn the ways of the world so well. Sarah showed us that our first puppy journey can be very positive and enjoyable one.

Hannah S. and Tui

Ready to dive into the art and science of reward-based training?

If you’re itching to take your training to the next level, why not explore the ways I can help you make it happen…

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If dog ownership has left you broke but you’re eager to expand your training know-how, you’ll find heaps of free content in the HotDogs blog.  Check out the tasters below to get started…

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Today I’m tired.  I had a busy weekend at a show, lots of things going on; mostly good and fun, some a bit nerve wracking. A bit of traveling, didn’t sleep so well and new places are always a bit unsettling just because they are.  So my batteries are flat and I feel...

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I really wanted to let you know that I have been following your blog and I totally love how you present exactly the kind of info I so desperately sought when Tosca was a baby dog…  

You are spot on in terms of the back story you provide and how you wrap your message into the context of life not just training – especially the perspective that every dog is different and it’s never linear or straight forward – wish I’d found you back then.”

Nic R. and Tosca